Family Activities

Discover more about the Cathedral and its story with our Discovery Detective trails.


Download the trail before you visit (we can’t hand out pieces of paper at the moment) and come armed with notepad and pen.


There are two trails to choose from

Discovery Detectives Trail


Discovery Detectives Counting Trail

Suitable for accompanied children aged 6-10.


Remember to collect your prize at the end.

Climate and Conservation Craft Days


Join us this summer for two family fun days themed on climate and creation.


Wednesday 28 July – Help us make a giant world globe to hang in the Cathedral for Climate Sunday

Wednesday 4 August – Our natural world crafts and trails


Both sessions take place from 10 am to 12 noon. No pre-booking required. All craft materials provided. Free of charge, but donations welcome.


All children must be accompanied.

Have a go at making a Crown and Arrows mobile. Full instructions here.

St Edmund

If you are visiting Bury St Edmunds or the Cathedral, you can’t help noticing that Saint Edmund gets everywhere (there are statues, stained glass windows, even the town has his name). Find out more about Saint Edmund here and explore the Cathedral with our quizzes and puzzles.

Have a go at making a Crown and Arrows mobile. Full instructions here.

Shrove Tuesday


Find out all about Shrove Tuesday in this video, including making and flipping pancakes.

Christmas Crafts

Enjoy this star-making activity inspired by the Bury Psalter (provided by Suffolk Archives). Full details here